The decision comes after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe ordered a periodic review of the regulations, expressing concern that the TRAP rules were “extreme and punitive” and could endanger women’s health.
Federal Courts Block TRAP Laws in Texas and Louisiana
The Labor Day weekend marked two major victories in the battle for reproductive justice in Texas and Louisiana.
Advocates Seek to Block Louisiana TRAP Law in Federal Suit
Friday, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined a federal lawsuit challenging a Louisiana TRAP law set to take effect September 1.
Ohio TRAP Law Forces Cincinnati Clinic to Shut Down
The Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area will lose one of its abortion providers today when the Lebanon Road Surgery Center closes its doors. The clinic closure is another loss for Ohio women whose access to comprehensive reproductive care has been limited by a 2013 TRAP law. The Lebanon Road Surgery Center in Sharonville, Ohio once provided 2,000 abortions a […]
Mississippi Attorney General Pushes to Close the State’s Last Clinic
Jim Hood is asking the full US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reverse a panel decision that upheld a preliminary injunction of Mississippi’s TRAP law, allowing the state’s only abortion clinic to remain open.
Federal Court Rules Alabama TRAP Law Unconstitutional
Federal US District Court Judge Myron Thompson ruled yesterday that an Alabama law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges is unconstitutional.
Fifth Circuit Court Rules In Favor Of Mississippi’s Last Clinic
Mississippi’s last remaining abortion clinic will remain open after a the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction against HB 1390, the Mississippi TRAP law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals.
South Carolina Legislators Fail to Pass Anti-Choice Measures
None of the bills moved through the body, which women’s groups locally are hailing as a victory.
Oklahoma Governor Signs Admitting Privileges Bill
Only one of Oklahoma’s three clinics already has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, so the other two may be forced to close when the law goes into effect on November 1.
Louisiana Senate Passes Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill
The Louisiana Senate voted 34-3 to pass an omnibus abortion bill yesterday that would limit access to abortion in the state by imposing burdensome regulations on abortion providers and forcing women to wait longer to obtain an abortion.
Virginia Governor Orders Review of TRAP Regulations
The TRAP regulations will remain in effect pending the state Board of Health’s review. Clinics have until the end of June to comply.
Louisiana Scraps Abortion Restrictions After Pro-Choice Protests
Pro-choice activists who traveled to Baton Rouge are hosting a celebratory rally this afternoon.
Appeals Court Upholds Decision Blocking Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Law
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision to block a Wisconsin law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. “[The Dec. 20] ruling marks a major victory for Wisconsin women and sends a message to lawmakers across the country: it is unconstitutional for politicians […]
Federal Court Blocks Indiana TRAP Law
Last Tuesday, a federal court blocked a targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) law that could have shut down the only healthcare facility in Indiana providing RU-486, or mifepristone, the medication abortion drug.
Virginia Clinic’s TRAP Law Appeal Will Proceed in Court
About 30 supporters of the clinic attended the hearing in the courtroom, and around 75 attended a lively rally before the hearing outside the courthouse.
North Carolina Governor Signs Anti-Abortion Bill into Law
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed an extreme anti-abortion bill into law late last night. These new provisions threaten to close all but one abortion clinic in the state .
Federal Judge Blocks North Dakota Six Week Abortion Ban
Yesterday a federal judge placed a temporary block on North Dakota’s ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Signed into law in March, the abortion law in North Dakota bans the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can usually be found around the six-week mark. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland said that North Dakota’s abortion ban, which is the nation’s earliest ban, is “clearly invalid and unconstitutional.”
Northern Virginia Clinic Forced to Close
NOVA Women’s Healthcare, an abortion provider that is repudiated to be the busiest clinic in Virginia, has closed its facility in Fairfax as a result of new city regulations combined with impending new Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers (TRAP laws). NOVA was one of the main abortion clinics in the Northern Virginia area, and a main provider of low-cost cancer-screenings, birth control options, and other women’s health services.
WI Senate Advances Transvaginal Ultrasound, TRAP Bill
After intense but brief debate, the Wisconsin state Senate approved a bill that could mandate transvaginal ultrasounds before an abortion and impose unnecessary regulations on abortion clinics. The bill, SB 206 [PDF] was approved in a vote of 17 to 15 along party lines.
Planned Parenthood, ACLU File Lawsuit Against AL TRAP Law
On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit to prevent an anti-abortion law that could threaten to close three out of the five clinics in the state from going into effect July 1.